Warning: There are spoilers ahead for the final three episodes of AMC’s „The Walking Dead.“
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A small scene in the teaser showed a giant group of zombies passing by Rosita and Eugene as they hid nearby. As the stampede crawls on, the two hear the undead clearly say, „Where are they?“
The scene was also teased during the first season nine trailer, but it was very tough to make out the language. I’ve seen the moment a few times now, and it looks like AMC has dialed up the volume so you can make out that the undead are speaking much more clearly.
When fans heard the line last night on TV, many were immediately stunned.
— Shanna (@ShannaHargrove_) November 5, 2018
The Whisperers whispering „Where are they“ ewwwwwww my chills gahhhh!!! 😬😬😬 https://t.co/GgJB5dE7uR
— Sara💀🌸 (@writtenbysara) November 5, 2018
— Tiana JC (@TianaJCMelz) November 5, 2018
Did that walker just talk and say ‘where r they?’????!!! WTF!!!! @TheWalkingDead
— jacque reid (@jacquereid) November 5, 2018
Others were a little confused and thought the show was jumping the shark.
The walkers are evolving and talking now? Just end the show now before it becomes embarrassing. #TheWalkingDead
— Tina (@TinaOsinskiD) November 5, 2018
Talking walkers, I don’t know how I feel about that one🤣 #TheWalkingDead
— Sheila Sassin (@SassiSheila30) November 5, 2018
— 🎏 fish (@F1SHKC) November 5, 2018
Are the undead talking now?
Nope. That’s not it.
Then what’s going on?
Those who have read Robert Kirkman’s comic series know this is the introduction of the next big villains, The Whisperers.
They’re a group of survivors who travel among large groups of the undead. They wear the skin of walkers to blend into giant hordes and use them for safety. They were introduced in issue No. 130 of the comic series in 2014.
Their introduction came as a complete surprise because a character thinks he hears the zombies talking, only for it later to be revealed to be a living person in a zombie skin. They’re led by characters who refer to themselves as Alpha and Beta. The group shows what happens when you don’t try to rebuild civilization and instead devolve into your natural animal instincts.
During 2018’s San Diego Comic-Con panel in July, Robert Kirkman confirmed Samantha Morton will play the group’s leader, Alpha. „Sons of Anarchy“ actor, Ryan Hurst, will play the group’s second-in-command, Beta.
With Rick gone, „The Walking Dead“ won’t waste much time until we see the Whisperers on screen. Expect to see them lurking around on the final three episodes of the half season.
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Source: Business insider